The international contest is addressed to young fashion designers (born after 1989) from all over the world – especially students and graduates of artistic and fashion design schools – and all those for whom design is a passion.
Participation in this event is a chance to fulfil design dreams. Presenting a collection to the jury, which includes renowned designers and representatives of the fashion industry, is the first step on the path of business activities aimed at creating one’s own brand. The judges will particularly consider: an original idea and and the avant-garde thinking, the use of new technologies, techniques as well as the use of modern and avant-garde materials. The winner will receive the MANEQUINE 2019 statuette and a financial prize of 30,000 EURO, funded by the City of Łódź.
The contest is designed to select the top 12 collections out of which the Jury will select the winner of the Contest during the Final Gala on 26th October 2019.
• Only collections of clothes created in the years 2018-2019 may be submitted.
• Each participant submits maximum 1 collection of clothes, which must consist of 15 to 18 silhouettes. Women’s silhouettes must be prepared in size 36/38 and men’s silhouettes in size 48-50 (according to European size tables).
There is no entry fee to participate!
The competition is free to enter.
The Contest consists of two stages:
Łódź Young Fashion Award 2019 is a two-stage fashion design competition. During the 1st Stage, the Jury will review all submissions and select the 12 best collections that will be admitted to the 2nd Stage. The collections qualified to the 2nd stage of the Contest will be presented by models during the Final Gala of the Contest, which will be held on 26th October 2019. The winner will be selected during the Final Gala.
• the construction of the outfit must be safely worn by a model; designs must not be made of any sharp, hurtful elements, and the particular elements must not endanger anybody’s health,
• the particular components of the outfit must be made neatly so that the model could present them in motion,
• the collection must be complete – the designs must contain all the components that are required during the show.
The collections qualified to the 2nd stage of the Contest will be presented by models during the Final Gala which will be held on 26th October 2019. The Jury will choose the winning collection during the final show.
Deadline : 23 June 2019
This year’s theme of the contest is METROPOLIS!
The urban tissue pulsates with the rhythm of bustling streets. It is a living, complicated organism where nothing accidental happens. The metropolis never sleeps – regardless of the time of day or night, crowds of passers-by hustle on the wide boulevards, and the dark side of the city can be seen in the back alleys. It is a synonym of contradictions, a clash of what is pure and beautiful with disgusting ugliness, temporariness and chaos. It delights with shapes, colours and sounds. It is emptiness, and at the same time an overwhelming excess. Can fashion draw inspiration from the big city’s hustle and bustle? Or perhaps the alliance of fashion and architecture will result in an array of interesting projects? It’s time to check it out!
Who can enter?
The Łódź Young Fashion Award 2019 is addressed to young fashion designers (born after 1989) from all over the world – especially students and graduates of artistic and fashion design schools and all those for whom design is a passion.
The winner will receive the MANEQUINE 2019 statuette and a financial prize of 30,000 EURO, funded by the City of Łódź. There will also be some extra awards funded by sponsors and the honourable mentions.